[Openvas-discuss] RAM usage limitation

Russell Jones russell-list at jonesmail.me
Wed Dec 11 23:30:30 CET 2013


We have found it takes roughly 100MB of memory per host at a time when 
doing nmap scans + full & deep ultimate vulnerability tests.

What are the server specs you are running this on?

On 12/9/2013 9:03 AM, William Scott Lockwood III wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:57 AM, Paula Gonzalez Muñoz <p.gonmu at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have found that the synchronization does not cause any problem... and
>> scanning target by target is not really a solution for us since we have to
>> perform scans out of office hours on over 30 servers (and increasing).
>>
>> Regards,
>> Paula
> Target by target isn't the issue. Define your range (30 servers is
> tiny compared to what I'm scanning) but limit the number of concurrent
> hosts and concurrent NVT's until you find a balance that works for
> you. Currently, I limit mine to 5 hosts with 4 concurrent NVT's and
> have no problems running scans from a VM.
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